Monday 19th March
We had a fantastic week last week working with the artist Russell Kirk. The children made moving props for The Tempest. They made seagulls, giant fish, printed on to t-shirts to name a few activities.All their work will be displayed in school after the performance on 17th April.
This week is consolidating grammar skills and its usage within writing.When and where do we use commas,exclamation marks,capital letters etc.
Rehearsals are in full swing for this and the children in my class are doing an amazing job!I wrote an email last week saying that my class are all in the dance but a handful decided that they were too nervous for this.There are other important roles that your child can get involved with backstage that would be a big help to me if they would like to be there on the 23rd April but not 'upfront'. Stage management, carrying on props, script prompts to name a few.Please let me know at parents evening (or before) if this might be applicable to your child and I will try my best to find them a role.All the year 3 children will be working with an artist as of next week to make props for the performance.These will be displayed in school after the performance date of the 17th April.An email about costume is to follow shortly.Please be patient with this, there are 70 cast members.Thank you.I look forward to seeing you all next Monday/Tuesday.
Last swimming session tomorrow then it's back to P.E. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.Please check that your child has their PE kit in school as they can not take part unless they have the appropriate kit for health and safety reasons. Thank you.
We have started looking at more complicated 3D shapes.Please complete the sheet by cutting out the shapes and gluing them into the homework book.
Finally, its forest school next week.Wellies please and don't forget the indoor shoes :) have a great weekend.
Please tell me your news from the half term break.You can write this as one piece or as shorter pieces written as a diary.Thank you.
Amazing Celtic project work is still coming in.The children who have done it have worked really hard!Special mention to the pupil who wrote theirs on stained paper to make it look old!!Brilliant!It is actually due in tomorrow, so apologies for the two different dates.Try and get it in before friday please if you're struggling.Thanks.
I'm very pleased that so many children in my class have taken interest in The Tempest project.I'm very excited about it!A couple of children have said to me today that they are nervous. I understand this but please encourage your child to go for it!Confidence will grow with practice and this is a fabulous opportunity to perform in a theatre space.The speaking parts are being chosen by a professional actor, not myself, but if your child does not secure a speaking part, there will be the opportunity to have another role that they are comfortable with i.e dance/music/setting and a whole host of other roles that are not so public but entirely vital! Thank you in advance for your support.Auditions take place weds afternoon.
No forest school tomorrow (Monday 5.2.18)
Please can the children research life as a Celt. They can choose 3 different aspects from homes, clothing, jewellery, food, weapons or religion.Or more if they like!I've asked the children to do it on paper so that as with the Patagonia work, I can display it in the classroom. Complete by next Monday 5th February. Thank you!
I have set the times tables so that children only have access to the times tables we are learning in class.By the end of year 3, they should know 2,5,10,3 &4. This includes not only the multiplication but also the division facts aswell i.e. 2x3=6 6÷2=3.Please make sure when your child logs on they only go on Garage or Arena-nothing else!!
TTrockstars is for fun-enjoy.The timer can be reset to 3 minutes if you click on the arrow to allow more time to answer the questions.
Compact addition this time!We practised this method a lot this week in class and went over the questions that are on their homework, so hopefully not too many will be finding it difficult.Practise is the key!
We had great fun on Monday building miniature roundhouses with sticks.The children found moss and leaves to make the roofs with, and packed the mud on to secure.They were brilliant!If you find any books on the Celts please send them in.The children are really enjoying learning about their ancestry.
Maths homework-Column Subtraction-expanded method
We have been learning the expanded and compact method for addition and subtraction. There is an example on the sheet stuck in the homework book with the method to use that adheres to the school policy.The children have been doing lots of practice in school but please let me know if there's any problems, thank you.
Tomorrow is swimming.Last week the children were assessed by the staff at Connahs Quay and put in ability groups. Henceforth PE will be on a Wednesday and swimming replaces the PE session that was on a Thursday.Swimming is part our of PE curriculum and is very cardiovascular exercise as well as life-saving skill for life. I hope they continue to enjoy their sessions.
Copy out the text and add speech marks please.
Please go on TT Rockstars this weekend to practice timestables. We are focusing on 2,5,10,3 and 4. Thank you.
Happy new year everybody!!Welcome back.I hope you all had a lovely break.The children have been telling me a lot about their adventures and what Father Christmas brought them
We're studying the Celts this term and we have lots of different creative and exciting opportunities planned for them to learn about their cultural heritage. If you have any books at home and would like to send them in, they would be very welcome.
Please access Spellodrome this week.Log ins are inside their reading records.Thank you.
Look out for an email about dance club starting next wednesday straight after school until 4pm!Boys, please come along-its Street Dance-you'll love it!
Merry Xmas Eve everyone!Thank you so much for the lovely gifts.I didn't get chance to see you all on the last day but here's a wish for a healthy, happy Christmas for you all.Its reaching fever pitch in the Wilcockson household!!!See you next year xx
ps there is no homework for the holidays
Please note, there is no literacy homework this week.Alternatively, you can access Spellodrome for homework as is usual.This week's lists have just been updated. Thank you.
If you can spare a torch for our shadow puppet project this week, we would be most grateful.Please label with your child's name and bring in tomorrow.(tues)
Evening all!Maths homework is times tables in various formats stuck in their books.
Don't forget its xmas jumper day tomorrow.£1 for Save the children.
Photos from last week to follow.Am delighted to say we made £40!!Amazing :)
There was no Literacy homework this week.
The competition is on!!Its entrepreneurial week!My goodness we've had a very busy day making our products.The children have been absolute stars so far.Ask your child what their job is.We are emulating a factory workplace with production line managers, quality control,sales teams, well-being officers,press release teams etc.The children have chosen which job they want to do and so far are carrying out those roles meticulously.Roll on Thursday when you will be able to see if our products are worth buying!If you would like to send your child in with an apron,please do.We are extremely short of these and some pupils have been quite liberal with the water, paint and glitter!
Maths Homework will be given out in the morning (tues)-due in Thursday please or as soon as you can. Money and counting money is this week's skill.
30-11-17 Maths Homework
Tonight's homework is to be completed on the sheet. It is division/sharing. Children should check that the answer is smaller than the starting number.
It is due in on Monday 4 December.
27-11-17 Language Homework
Tonight's homework should be completed in their books and involves punctuating the sentences. Homework is due in on Wednesday 29 November.
Hi Everyone.Maths homework is multiplying by 10 and 100.Please complete the sheet stuck in your maths book.Well done to those who have returned it already!
Please note there is no forest school on Monday (tomorrow) School uniform as usual.
We have begun our science topic on light.If any children have a small torch that they could bring in to school, labelled with their name on, this would be most helpful. Thankyou. See you all tomorrow!
Evening!Literacy homework is a word search already stuck in to their books.This week is Anti-bullying week.We have had a meaningful discussion this afternoon about what bullying is and what it is not.If you have any stories around this theme, please do bring them in.Thankyou.Am uploading photos now.
Huge apologies everyone for the late update. It's been a very busy, creative week! We've had Forest school, Parliament week, Diwali and Children in Need alongside our regular lessons.The children have been superb! Winners of the Children in need competitions will be announced in Enrichment on Monday 20th November where they will receive their prizes.Well done to all for some beautiful designs for Pudsey bear's new bandana. You made it very difficult to choose a winner!
Special mention to Kobi and Penny for their outstanding representation of class 8 during Mark Tami's visit,our local MP. He was very impressed with their searching, thoughtful questions as was I. Well done you two!
In forest school, we chalked Rangoli patterns on to the path outside.They were very pretty!Photos of the week to follow.Thanks!
Maths Homework from Friday 17.11.17
Complete a symmetrical pattern on to the butterfly-your choice.Enjoy!
This week's homework is to write an owl fact file.You could include appearance, habitat, diet, habits etc in your descriptions.We are reading, 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson. Plop is a barn owl but you can choose what type of owl you would like to do.Due in Thursday please.
We have been doubling and halving numbers this week.There is a sheet to look out for in the maths homework book to consolidate skills learnt.Due in Monday, thanks.
Please can all children bring in wellies in a bag or at least a change of footwear so that we don't tread the outside mud inside!Thank you.
A polite reminder that all children need to have a water bottle in school please. I have been providing water to those that are thirsty in the afternoons but it would be more convenient if they had their own bottle that can be stored in class and taken home on a Friday for cleaning. Thank you.
Evening all!It was lovely to hear all the children's news from half term.Well done to those children that made it into the Leader in costume!Awesome.A big thank you to the very kind children that brought me an unexpected gift today.I was delighted!Another busy week ahead with the theatre trip on Thursday pm in Manchester.Please check your emails for travelling arrangements and timings.
This week's grammar focus is on pronouns i.e he, she, they,it, you,my etc.This sheet should be stuck inside their homework book already.Please let us know if any have been lost in transit. Thankyou.
Please can the children write a book review for Esio Trot. Please include what you liked and disliked about the book, whether you would recommend it to other children and whether you would like to read other books by this author.Due in on Thursday this week.Wherever possible, homework notices will be put on in the morning.Thank you.
Evening everyone!Another very busy week nearly done.Nearly all the Patagonia homework is in and I have to say, its a very high standard.Well done!
We have been focusing on 2d shapes this week and we have introduced the children to some new vocabulary.I'll give a merit to any pupil who can say and spell the word 'quadrilateral!'.Here's the homework for this week......
Go on a shape hunt around the house and draw the household objects that you have found in your homework book.Look for quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons,octogons, (heptagons, 7 sides and decagons if you're feeling really clever!) right angled triangles,equilateral triangles and parallelograms. Have fun!
17.10.17 Evening everyone. Ophelia knocked my internet out and the school wifi was also offline today.All is normal again so the spelling lists have been updated on Spellodrome. Well done to all those who have been practising.Have a look at the PDF to see how we use Spellodrome in school.
There's website maintenance taking place over the weekend so I won't be able to update the site on Sunday night with the new spelling list.I'll do this on Monday 23rd.
Monday is a busy day!Its Forest school and parents evening.We are looking at the environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy and recreating art in his style with natural materials.Have a look at his work on the internet, its fantastic.If you are out and about over the weekend, please collect twigs, pebbles, leaves, conkers, pine cones or flowers that are lying about to bring into school.Don't forget the waterproofs!Thanks.
Hi Everyone.I can't believe how quickly the week has flown and that it's Friday tomorrow!The children have been working really hard this week and have produced some excellent work in class.
I've had half of the maths homework books in from last week.Quite a few were missing.I'll mark both pieces when I have all the books in so I know where I am.The homework is a consolidation of the week's skills and can be done independently. Thanks for your on-going support with this.
FYI there's a Spellodrome session after school next Thursday for parents.Please email school if you'd like to attend.
Well done to those children that have completed their homework on Patagonia already.I'm very impressed with the time and effort you have put in!It doesn't need to be completed until the 18th so don't worry if you haven't started yet.It can be done in the English homework book or on paper.I'll leave that up to you.
Due to a technical hitch some children have had access to rather a lot of words!!Apologies!I have hidden those now other than the ones they are supposed to be working on.The previous week's list will disappear at some point but I have a record of those spelt correctly and those that need to be worked on. If you would like to have your child's spelling log to practice with pen and paper as well, just send a message and I will pop it in their bags for them.Please be patient while we get this program up and running,we're still learning. Thankyou.
Forest school on Monday :) please bring your wellies in a plastic bag and don't forget the waterproof coat.We will be out in the drizzle too!Thanks.
There is an exciting science competition available for the children to enter if they would like to.
Details can be found on www.youngimagineers.statoil.com.
Closing date is Friday 6th October.
2.10.17 Evening everyone!This week's literacy homework is to develop a character profile for a tortoise.Top Tip:have a look at the story of 'The tortoise and the hare' from Aesop's fables.You can write it on paper and bring it in to school by Thursday(an extra day to do it) ready for story writing.The profile should include:name, description,likes/dislikes, personality and qualities. They could even have a super power. Be imaginative and have fun! Thankyou.
Maths homework from last week was to learn the 2 times table.The photocopier was out of action on Friday but there should be written homework this week :)
Well done to all the children for explaining what their 'world dress up day' costume was last week and which country they were representing.Photos to follow on some of the wonderful work produced on the rainforest and its animals.
Croeso i Dosbarth 8
Welcome to Class 8
Please can children who require inhalers or glasses ensure they are brought in to school.Inhalers need to be left in class so they can be taken if and when they are needed. Diolch! Thanks :)
Welcome to the juniors. Just a few things that you need to know about being in Year 3.
school bag, a small rucksack or similar to carry books, lunch boxes and pencil case;
P.E. bag drawstring type with P.E. kit and trainers;
pencil case, lead pencils for writing, coloured pencils, small ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener;
P.E. days are on Wednesday and Thursday.
Long hair needs to be tied back, please.
Earrings should be taken out or covered with plasters, thank you.
Language will be given on a Monday and is due in on Wednesday.
Maths is given on a Thursday and is due in on a Monday.
Spellings are given on Fridays.
Times tables are ongoing and we are starting with 2s. The children will need to be able to say them in order, know them out of sequence and know the division facts.
Reading is ongoing and at least 3 times a week, please.
HOMEWORK BOOKS SHOULD BE COVERED IN STICKY BACK PLASTIC, PLEASE.